No Jury Verdict Yet In Aaron Hernandez’s Double Murder Trial

BOSTON (AP) — The jury in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez has finished its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Jurors went home Friday after 6½ hours of deliberations. They will resume deliberations Monday.

Earlier Friday, the jury asked the judge to clarify the law on the testimony of witnesses given immunity from prosecution.

The prosecution’s star witness, Alexander Bradley, was given immunity.

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Alexander Bradley is cross-examined by defense attorneys on March 21, 2017. (WBZ-TV)

Bradley said he saw Hernandez shoot two men in 2012. Hernandez’s lawyers told the jury Bradley was the shooter.

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Daniel de Abreu (left) and Safiro Furtado. (WBZ-TV graphic)

Judge Jeffrey Locke said the jury should not rely solely on the testimony of an immunized witness and needs corroboration of at least one element of the crime.

The former New England Patriots tight end is already serving a life sentence for a 2013 killing.

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  1. One could surmise by the jury’s questions, concerning witness intimidation, they are trying to prove, resolve, play detective whether or not Hernandez put a gun in Alex Bradley’s face and shot him through the eye. The question is, do you believe the witness, Bradley, that he saw Hernandez with a gun pointed at his head. They are trying to prove this happened, this is not their job. Someone from the court should monitor this jury. They only need to vote yes or no pertaining to guilt.

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